Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The 1980 Project: My Favorite Performances

Where we equally celebrate achievements in dramatic and comedic acting and pay no heed to differentiating between the size of the role in selecting our favorite acting performances from the year in cinema, 1980.

-Lloyd Bridges, Peter Stack, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Airplane!

-Bill Murray, Caddyshack

-Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner’s Daughter

-John Hurt, The Elephant Man

-Harrison Ford, The Empire Strikes Back

-Tatsuya Nakadai, Kagemusha

-Catherine Deneuve, The Last Metro

-Kristy McNichol, Little Darlings

-David Carradine, The Long Riders

-Joe Spinell, Maniac

-Paul LeMat, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard

-Dabney Coleman, Nine to Five

-Robert DeNiro, Raging Bull

-Jack Nicholson, The Shining

-Peter O’Toole, The Stunt Man

-Robin Johnson, Times Square

-Kurt Russel, Used Cars


le0pard13 said...

Inspired list, Colonel! Great mix actors and roles previously recognized and ignored. Kudos for including the AIRPLANE! trio, Bill Murray, Tatsuya Nakadai, David Carradine, and Kurt Russell. Thanks for this.

Mummbles said...

great list! I know a lot of these performances and some are new to me. Kudos for including Maniac.

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